Sugar and I go way back. Back to the days of birthday parties and teatime treats and sweets that cost a penny each.
And that was fine, as sugar knew its place back then; it was an occasional treat.
But lately sugar has become more than a treat, and it’s become a lot more sly. It’s actually crazy how many seemingly innocuous foods contain an excessive amount of sugar – you can meet your daily allowance halfway through breakfast!
Sugar sneaks into my breakfast in the form of strawberry jam, or instant porridge oats…
…and gatecrashes my lunch by way of salad toppings and post-lunch treats…
…it reappears in my afternoon snack if I have a yoghurt or a granola bar…
…or else it turns up to dinner uninvited in a sauce or dessert. (Okay, so dessert may have been invited. 😉 )
We all know that sugar is bad for our health, so I won’t go into that here. Suffice is to say that it will do me nothing but good to avoid the stuff for a month.
So, I think I need to break up with sugar.
Just for a time.
I’ll still need a little sweetness on occasion, of course. But I’d like to be aware of that, and I’d like it to be a conscious decision. I sometimes use food as an emotional balm, and I don’t want to do that any more as it’s not good for my health, and it really doesn’t make me feel better.
So here’s to less of this:
And to more of this (!):
Anyone care to join me? 🙂